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Q&A about MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX certification

Source: 原创 2019-06-14 14:22 by admin Q&A about MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX certification Read: 76

1. What is MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX?


MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX is a traceable product label that applies exclusively to textiles:


Made with materials tested


for harmful substances.


Made in environmentally


friendly facilities.


Made in safe and socially


responsible workplaces.


The MADE IN GREEN product label can be awarded to any kind of textile product anywhere in the world at any stage of the textile supply chain.


Labelled products can be easily traced, thus offering new levels of transparency to consumers and business partners alike.


2. Who can apply for the MADE IN GREEN label?


Any company within the textile supply chain can apply for the MADE IN GREEN label.


3. What are the benefits for labelling products with MADE IN GREEN?


The MADE IN GREEN product label communicates that MADE IN GREEN textiles are not only tested for harmful substances (certified according toSTANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX) but also sustainably produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX guidelines. It is a means of benchmarking thesupply chain and providing an overview of every component of the production stream. The label enables consumers to make sustainable purchasingdecisions.


4. What are the OEKO-TEX? guidelines?


The OEKO-TEX guidelines refer to certain criteria defined in the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX Standard. These can be found in the download area onour webpage. The criteria state which components and facilities must hold two separate OEKO-TEX certifications in order to get the MADE IN GREEN byOEKO-TEX label. The first certification system is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, which verifies that the final textile product has been tested for morethan 300 harmful substances. The second is STeP by OEKO-TEX, a certification system for sustainable textile production, which analyses and evaluatesexisting production conditions with respect to the use of environmentally friendly technologies and products as well as safe and socially responsibleworkplaces. You can find further information on the guidelines for both certifications in the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX Standard.


5. Can I use a MADE IN GREEN label as proof of my sustainability strategy?


Yes, absolutely. MADE IN GREEN shows not only a commitment to sustainable textile production, but also the actual implementation of this process. The mostcritical stages must be STeP-certified. With a MADE IN GREEN label, companies verify that their textile product has been tested for harmful substances andsustainably produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX? guidelines.


6. What are the conditions for labelling a product with MADE IN GREEN?


Requirements and criteria for marketing MADE IN GREEN on textile products that consumers buy at retail:


1) The product shall be STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certified.


2) All the making up facilities shall be SteP by OEKO-TEX certified.


3) A single component that equals or exceeds 5% of the total weight ofthe product as well as at least 85% of the total weight of the productshall be supplied by STeP by OEKO-TEX certified production facilities.


This concerns only wet/chemical production facilities (excluding wetspinning processes).

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